The Cartel and The Seaborne Stealers opened their 2012 Bob Owens Slow Pitch Softball playoff run victories on Thursday at the D.C. Canegata Ball Park. The Cartel knock off Anchor Dive in the night’s opener, 15-9. The Seaborne Stealers, in a rematch of their final regular season game, hammered the Enforcers 15-5 by way of the ten-run mercy rule.
Cartel 15, Anchor Dive 9
The Cartel finished the regular season on a high note and that momentum carried into their opening contest in the playoffs as they spanked Anchor Dive 15-9 in game one of the 2012 playoffs. Anchor Dive started fast and led at the end of four innings, 6-3. The Cartel, however, caught fire in the late innings, outscoring Anchor Dive 12-3 to pull out the six run victory. It was the Cartel with 15 runs on 13 hits and 2 errors, while Anchor Dive finished with 9 runs on 14 hits. Ian Lewis picked up the win on the mound for the Cartel and Edwin Sankitts got the loss. Top batters for the Cartel were Lebeus Gittens, 2 for 2 with two home runs and four RBIs; and Lewis and Eddie Dunkirk, each were 2 for 3 with one RBI. For Anchor Dive, Aldemar Santos was 3 for 4 with two RBIs; Dave Wiz, 2 for 3 with one RBI; and Danny Rodriguez was 2 for 2.
Seaborne Stealers 15, Enforcers 5
The Seaborne Stealer rebounded from an error filled regular season ending contest on Tuesday by committing just one in a 15-5 thumping the Enforcers in both teams playoff opener. The Stealers blew a game that was tied at four after two inning wide open as they outscored the Enforcers 11-1 the rest of the way. Sam Ramos got the win on the hill for the Stealers and Jason Roberts got the loss. Top batters for the Stealers were Freddie Pimentel 2 for 2 with a home run and three RBIs; Eustace Davis and Dave Schjang, each 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs; and Eric Flynn, 2 for 4 with two RBIs. For the Enforcers Corey Moore, 1 for 2 with a home run and two RBIs; CK Pollock, 2 for 3 with a home run and one RBI; and Michael Pede and Brian Wright were both 2 for 2.
In Thursday’s late game, the National Guard Hummers outlasted Softball inc 26-24 in a slugfest.